Upcoming conference highlights the work, dedication of Professor Sondra Hale, who is set to retire on Dec. 1.
Sudan's civil war killed more than 2 million people and, in a well-known episode, sent 20,000 boys in the country's South on a 1,000-mile march to Ethiopia and Kenya. Beset by thirst, hunger, wild animals and bombing attacks, fewer than half of them survived. John Dau, one of about 4,000 so-called Lost Boys of Sudan who were helped to relocate to the United States, told his story at the law school.
Podcast of a lecture by Ayman Abdel Nour presented by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the UCLA International Institute on March 11, 2009.
The U.S. risks being left without any influence on major international legal issues, writes the director of the UCLA Law School's Human Rights Program and its Sanela Diana Jenkins International Justice Clinic in The Los Angeles Times.
A spokesperson for the UN Mission in the Sudan and an appeals prosecutor who works to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide explain some of the impacts of international legal proceedings.
David Kaye, Exec. Dir. of UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Program, identifies risks and opportunities in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He also discusses the arrest warrant on genocide charges sought by the chief prosecutor of the ICC against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
Burkle Center Website, Oct. 30, 2007
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
Professor Edward Alpers will discuss the roots of the crisis in Sudan, which has lasted more than three years.
In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.
On July 21, the eve of the anniversary of Congress officially deeming the situation in Darfur a "genocide," several groups joined together on the lawn in front of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard to rally in opposition to the Sudanese government, calling for steps to end the genocide of people in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Sponsored by 20-plus student groups, event will cover crisis, role of media
History of the conflict with recent updates and developments
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, former Secretary of State George Shultz, Assemblymember Koretz, Assemblymember J. Horton, executive members of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and other community leaders at a public signing for AB 2941 and AB 2179.
The task force's new campaign comes about three weeks after the UC Board of Regents voted unanimously to divest from nine companies with holdings in Sudan.
Students won unanimous vote by Regents to shed holdings in nine companies doing business with government accused of genocide.
Board votes unanimously to pull investments from nine companies supporting Sudan.
At UCLA meeting, students argue that action could help bring end to atrocities.
Students rally outside Regents' meeting at UCLA, say silence on Darfur genocide not an option.
Speakers criticize international community’s apathy toward Sudan.
For the first time since students began their campaign for divestment from Sudan earlier this year, the UC Board of Regents publicly discussed its investments in the country in a meeting at UCLA on Wednesday. Visit UC Sudan Divestment Taskforce http://www.ucdivestsudan.com
Heroes live among us at UCLA. Real, living, breathing heroes. I write now of the kindred spirits who compose the Darfur Action Committee.
UCLA panel looks at people and governments who deny or explain away the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the killing of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, and the ongoing massacres in the Darfur provinces of Sudan.
Charles Snyder brings his forty years of work in Africa to bear in a candid view of the continent's leaders, hot spots, and causes for optimism.